Management Faculty

Professor Ali H. M. Zadeh, department head, earned a Ph.D. in financial economics and an M.S. in applied mathematics from Michigan State University. His research interests and publications focus on modeling foreign exchange rates uncertainty, analysis of oil market and the OPEC behavior, monetary economics and banks portfolio management. He teaches Corporate Financial Management; Money, Banking and Financial Markets; and International Financial Management.

Associate Professor David T. Bussard earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He is the director of Business School International Programs. He teaches Business Policy and Strategy, Management and Organizational Behavior, and International Business. His research focuses on risk taking, corporate performance and management cognition.

Associate Professor Christine L. Cooper earned her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She teaches courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, employment law, performance management, compensation and ethics. Her research interests and publications focus on employee and student reactions to the perceived fairness of organizational policies and procedures.

Associate Professor Paul A. Dion earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and teaches Marketing and Marketing Research. He frequently publishes research on industrial marketing, purchasing and marketing logistics.

Associate Professor Leann J. Mischel earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She teaches management and entrepreneurship courses. Her research interests are in the small business and entrepreneurship area.

Associate Professor Sirapat Polwitoon earned his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Rhode Island. He teaches corporate finance, investments and international finance. He is a level II CFA candidate. His research interests focus on corporate governance and portfolio performance evaluation.

Associate Professor Tracy Rishel earned her Ph.D. in operations management and an M.S. and B.S. in business logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests and publications focus on the quantitative analysis of sports performance, quality function deployment and information technology functionality. She currently teaches quantitative methods and global business perspectives and recently taught operations and supply chain management.

Associate Professor Mengsteab Tesfayohannes earned his Ph.D. from the University of Graz, Austria, and completed his postdoctoral research at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He teaches small business and entrepreneurship. His research focuses on a wide range of issues in small- and medium-sized enterprises, with particular interest in government policy and international entrepreneurial activities.

Assistant Professor Mark Heuer earned his Ph.D. from George Washington University. He teaches Business Policy and Strategy and Business and Social Responsibility. His research interests include corporate social responsibility and sustainability policy.

Assistant Professor Byron Hollowell earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He teaches Corporate Financial Management, Investment Analysis and Applied Investment Analysis. His research is on mergers and acquisitions and executive compensation.

Assistant Professor Amresh Kumar earned his Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo. He is a specialist in consumer behavior, whose current research focuses on the impact of pricing strategies on consumer buying decisions.

Assistant Professor Zui Chih (Rick) Lee earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He teaches marketing, consumer behavior and retailing. His research interests are in retailing strategy both online and offline.

Lecturer Stephen M. Wilkerson earned his M.A. in mathematics at Marshall University and is a former educational consultant for the West Virginia House of Delegates. He teaches business statistics.